In a startling twist to the Richa Chadha versus Payal Ghosh defamation case, Ms Ghosh has left her lawyer red-faced and helpless by refusing to apologize to Ms Chadha.
Ms Ghosh has tweeted her refusal to apologize, stating, “I am not apologizing to anyone. I have not wronged nor have I given a wrong statement about anyone. I just said what @anuragkashyap72 told me. #SorryNotSorry.”
The battle started when Ms Ghosh dragged Ms Chadha’s name in her allegations of sexual misconduct against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.
Ms Chadha responded with a defamation case.
On Wednesday Ms Ghosh’s lawyer put out a statement saying she was ready to apologize to Ms Chadha unconditionally.
This is perhaps the first time that a client in a celebrated case has gone publicly against her lawyer statement. It would be interesting to see if Ms Ghosh’s lawyer would continue or quit the case, and where this case would lead to now. If Ms Chadha pursues the case to its legal conclusion it would be very hard for Ms Ghosh to justify her slanderous statement against Ms Chadha in her video accusing Anurag Kashyap of vile behavior.